• Nibelungenlied
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German, Middle High (ca. 1050-1500)

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Fiction -- Germany -- 13th century
Myths and legends -- Germany -- 13th century
Poems -- Germany -- 13th century

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Probably (see note beneath) transcribed from: Der Nibelunge Nôt : mit den Abweichungen von der Nibelunge Liet, den Lesarten sämmtlicher Handschriften und einem Wörterbuche / herausgegeben von Karl Bartsch. -- Leipzig : F.A. Brockhaus, 1870-1880. -- 3 v. -- From Hs. B. (Hs. 857) in the Stiftsbibliothek Sankt Gallen. -- Contents: 1. T. Text -- 2. T. 1. Hälfte. Lesarten -- 2. T. 2. Hälfte. Wörterbuch. (From the cataloguer (M. Day): OTA records state this text was originally edited by Bartsch. Bartsch edited at least three versions of Nibelungenlied (NL) in his lifetime, one of which has been frequently revised, and is still in print (1). CHum. in 1973 referred to a text prepared by [Ray M.] Wakefield, [Michael S.] Batts, and [Stanley M.] Werbow, entitled Nibelungenlied (Handschrift B) (2). Checking with the bibliography in the 21st ed. of Bartsch and de Boor's NL, the edition of NL edited by Bartsch in 1870-1880 is also "Nach der Hs. B: hrsg." (3). From this information, I have concluded that the OTA text is in all probability derived from this 1870-80 edition. Batts (the depositor), in his "Die Form der Aventiuren im Nibelungenlied" (4), also refers to the 1870-80 ed. as a standard ed. based on Hs. B.) (Note 1. Boor, Helmut de (ed). Das Nibelungenlied: Nach der Ausgabe von Karl Bartsch. 21. Aufl. Wiesbaden: F.A. Brockhaus, 1979.) (Note 2. Computers and the Humanities, 7(4), Mar. 1973, p. 254.) (Note 3. Bartsch, Karl (ed). Der Nibelunge Nôt: mit den Abweichungen von der Nibelunge Liet, den Lesarten sämmtlicher Handschriften und einem Wörterbuche. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1870-1880.) (Note 4. Batts, M.S. Die Form der Aventiuren im Nibelungenlied. Giessen: W. Schmitz, 1961. (Beiträge zur deutschen Philologie; Bd. 29)., p. 9.)


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Publication based on this text: Die Form der Aventiuren im Nibelungenlied / M.S. Batts. -- Giessen : W. Schmitz, 1961. -- (Beiträge zur deutschen Philologie ; Bd. 29).

Publication based on this text: Das Nibelungenlied : Paralleldruck der Handschriften A. B und C nebst Lesartender übrigen Handschriften / hrsg. von Michael S. Batts. -- Tübingen : M. Niemeyer Verlag, 1971. -- ISBN 3-48410149-0.

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